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Travel and Tourism Courses

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will give you an in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry, which is one of the most important contributors to the UK economy. You will investigate a wide range of topics designed to add to your developing knowledge of the aviation industry. Given our close proximity to one of the world?s leading aviation hubs at Heathrow, these are of direct relevance to future employment in the area, either within operations at Heathrow or the many supporting industries located close by.
  • About the Course

    The course will encourage you to develop the practical skills and essential know-how required for today?s rapidly expanding world of airline operations. You will have the opportunity to develop both general and specialist management skills. This course consists of a core of subjects to provide you with a general understanding of the aviation industry, and a large number of specialist subject areas focused on developing your understanding of aviation operations. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

    You will study:

    • The UK aviation industry
    • Customer service in the aviation industry
    • Marketing in the aviation industry
    • Airport and airline commercial operations
    • Airline and airport economics
    • Security in the aviation industry
    • Ramp handling
    • Airfares and ticketing
    • The environmental impacts of aviation
    • Preparing for work in the aviation industry
    • Health and safety in the aviation Industry.
  • Entry Requirements
    At least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 including English language, or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    Employment in the aviation industry or continue your studies with an HND or degree programme.

  • Assessment Method

    All units are assessed by means of coursework. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded which has UCAS equivalence and is recognised by universities in the UK when establishing their entry requirements for higher education.

Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 06/09/2017

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aviation Operations

Staff
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Balwant Dhaliwal
Lecturer in Travel & Tourism and Aviation

“Travel and Tourism is an exciting industry to be in. It’s very dynamic and forever evolving. My background is working for major tour operators and luxury hotels in front of house operations.”

Balwant Dhaliwal
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